I will never buy a Peugeot again. This car (bought second-hand and with a supposedly full guarantee) has been a nightmare from the start.
The latest breakdown involves rewiring the whole engine, and naturally this is not covered by the guarantee... so we're having to pay around £1200 for the repair bill and have been without the car for a total of 50 days in the last four months.
Do Peugeot care? Do they heck!
I own one of the first 807s in the UK. I have suffered the same poor tyre wear as many owners and had the same 'fix' of bigger alloys under warranty.
After 50,000 miles I can conclude that the problem is still there, although to a lesser extent; you can still expect very short tyre life. Build quality is very poor - the air-conditioning, electric sliding doors, interior and exterior lights, parking sensors, and switch gear all failed within the first 30,000 miles.
The car is managing about 34mpg average, some way off the maker's statistics. To drive it is fine, although nothing to write home about, but good on long journeys with fine seating for all sizes of family member.
On the whole, I would not recommend one purely due to the awful build quality - a fact the dealers seem acutely aware of.
I owned this vehicle for two-and-a-half years and, although impressed with the versitility of the seating set-up and the sliding doors, I was not impressed by the quality of the plastics (which marked too easily) and the tinniness of the radio system. Bear in mind this is the top of the range vehicle with leather and alcantara, the longevity of the trim is not up to the standard you would expect from a £25,000 vehicle.
In the 36,000 miles covered, I got through three sets of front tyres. After pestering my dealer (Budgen of Shrewsbury) for a long time, Peugeot eventually coughed up 16-inch alloys to replace the 15-inch wheels that were not obviously up to the job of carrying such a heavy body shell.
Any of you with 15-inch wheels should do the same. Diesel consumption never bettered more than 31 mpg, and was noisy into the bargain. Although comfortable on long runs to south-west France twice a year, parking it would a have been a chore without the rear park assist system.
Also, it had to be returned to the dealers on numerous occasions when rear windows chose not to close. Battery failure occured twice and indifferent service from the dealer filled me full of forboding for when the warranty expired.
To add insult to injury, the part exchange valuation against a new Volvo XC90 proved very poor - from £10-12,000 for a car that cost over £25,000 some 30 months previously. I was glad to get rid of it and wished I had gone for a Volvo in the first place. Buyers bew
I had a Peugeot 807 as a company car, following a Seat Alhambra.
I was initially disappointed, mainly because of the sluggish performance and higher running costs (33mpg compared with over 42mpg in the Alhambra). However, it grew on me. The sliding side doors are practical, especially in tight parking spaces, and the car has a lot of space - you can fit a push-chair and some shopping behind the rear seats.
The car's biggest strength, however, is its safety - I was had a rear-end collision at a high-ish speed (25mph approx), and the car took the impact with very little intrusion to the rear seats where children may sit.
I'd recommend this car for its safety alone - it's built like a tank.
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